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Why is Having a Water Softener Important?

May 9, 2019 | Blog

Water plays a huge role in our everyday lives – from staying hydrated to brushing your teeth and washing your dishes and laundry. Having soft water will make your life more comfortable and ensure the water being used throughout your home is clean and healthy. Water softeners take hard water that contain dissolved minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, and soften it by replacing them with sodium ions. It’s important to have a water softening system because of the benefits they provide for you and your family’s home and health.

If you’ve ever showered somewhere without a water softener, you’ve likely noticed a difference in your skin and hair afterwards. The minerals in hard water can be damaging to your skin and hair, leaving it itchy, dry and feeling gritty. Showering with soft water allows your skin and hair to produce natural oils so it feels hydrated and healthy. In addition to unhealthy skin and hair, the amount of calcium and magnesium present in hard water can cause digestive health problems when ingested on a regular basis.

Having a water softener in your home will also limit plumbing problems and prolong the life of your appliances. Water softeners work to eliminate the build up of limestone in your pipes that can clog them and lead to water leakage. Hard water in your pipes causes insufficient plumbing throughout your home and scale buildup on your home’s appliances. Without a water softener, calcium and magnesium residue can stain your sinks, toilets and bathtubs.

Stains and signs of hard water can also be seen on your dishes and glassware. Washing your dishes with hard water can leave hard-to-remove water spots on glassware and brown buildup on metal utensils, pots and pans. In addition, having soft water in your home prevents your clothes from becoming scratchy and fading in color from too many minerals in your water.

The solution to problems created from hard water is easy. Protect your home and family by installing a water softener in your home. Call us at Lee’s Air and Plumbing today to talk more about the benefits a water softening system provides or to start your installation process.

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